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September 2008 - Announcements Page


Turbine Announcements

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Release Notes


Town Crier Rumors

Free Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "The Gambling Bosses put their heads together and came up an exciting new game. Come to Ayan Baqur to watch the new Carenzi races! Have a drink on the house when you mention this advertisement!"
Town Crier tells you, "I have heard that there has been a great increase of generosity by those who give out rewards in Dereth. Visit those patrons who request the most dangerous or difficult tasks, and see if their rewards have become... richer."
Town Crier tells you, "It seems that the keeps of Freebooter Isle and Northwatch Castle will now be under increased guard patrols."
Town Crier tells you, "There's a fearsome new specter in the Empyrean Graveyard! Some kind of shambling, tree-like monster, on fire and surrounded by fire spirits... Terrifying!"

Pyreal Rumors:

Town Crier tells you, "We have reports of increased secret society activities, especially at night-time, around the contested fortresses of Freebooter Isle and Northwatch Castle."
Town Crier tells you, "News! The Deru Trees of Marae Lassel and Freebooter Isle are under threat by forces of corruption! The monarchs of Dereth request intrepid adventurers to investigate this Blight!"
Town Crier tells you, "The Mana-smiths can use certain emblems from the Graveyard for their work. They may reward you for these emblems."
Town Crier tells you, "We have heard reports that a new, hideous form of the restless dead now stalks the burning forest of the Empyrean Graveyard. A tormented soul of a lost Dericostian lord has been forced into the shape of a tree, on fire and surrounded by fiery retainers... What horror!"
Town Crier tells you, "Yes, as if this secret society business were not unsavory enough, now it seems that the Black Markets at Freebooter Isle and Northwatch Castle sell Blighted Weapons for a high, but not prohibitive price. It has been whispered that these weapons are intended as tools of murder."
Town Crier tells you, "The bosses of the houses of chance are premiering a new attraction! Carenzi racing at Ayan Baqur! Watch the speedy wee beasties race through the dust of the Burnt Gem of the Direlands! What happens in Ayan Baqur stays in Ayan Baqur!

Ulgrim Rumors

Free Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Did you even know there was another Deru Trees out there? Hey, if a Deru Tree is devoured by an archdemon, and no one's around to know about it, is it actually a victory for the forces of rot and decay?"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Listen to me, kid, it's not a good idea to go wandering around Northwatch or Freebooter Keep at night. There's strange things out in the night, and I mean stranger things than a thirsty old man who depends on the kindness of strangers to keep him hydrated and nourished."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "That's your hint to get me a stout, kid."

Stout Rumors:

Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh, those Black Market guys are up to no good again. Distributing murderous weapons and whatnot. Well, it's a more dignified calling than what they used to do. Yep, they used to be Town Criers."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "You know who's acting a little differently these days? The Virindi. I think even they're getting a little zonked in their tiny, buzzing brains from the weird magic in the air, drifting between the ley lines. Last thing you want to be around is a Virindi on the fritz! Woowee, what a mess."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Hey, kid. Put a bet on the Carenzi for me. On the cute one. A thousand pyreals. I'm good for it, you know me. If you win, you can keep half of it. Pay me in stout. And don't tell them it's for me, I've been banned from there for clubbing them in the head when I lose."
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "Oh yes, I've gone out and made sure that some of the old cheapskates who used to troll for cheap adventuring outside of taverns made sure to up the ante on their rewards. Yeah, that's right, I'm talking about you, Nightbane!"
Ulgrim the Unpleasant tells you, "I have to say I feel pretty bad for old Lord Whatshisface who became a burning tree in the graveyard. Makes me shudder every time to look at him, and that's not just because he reminds me of the cratering of Arwic all those years ago."

New Quests

Several quests were introduced in Ancient Powers but due to faction advancement timers were first experienced this patch. See Lord Level Quests for a listing of these quests.

Updated Quests

New NPCs

Updated NPCS

New Locations

New Items

New Mana Forge Keys
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Braced Mana Forge Key
  • Fortified Mana Forge Key Icon.png
Fortified Mana Forge Key

Carenzi Race Track
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Carenzi Race Ticket
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Carenzi Race Ticket Stub
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Carenzi Cup

Eye of T'thuun Quest
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Eye-covered Tentacle of T'thuun
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Eye-covered Tentacles of T'thuun
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Plucked Eye of T'thuun

Ranger Lord Mhoire
  • Lord Grymar Mhoire's Key Icon.png
Lord Grymar Mhoire's Key
  • Burnt and Twisted Stump Icon.png
Burnt and Twisted Stump
  • Lord Grymar's Ancient Emblem of Mhoire Icon.png
Lord Grymar's Ancient Emblem of Mhoire

Weeding of the Deru Tree
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Shard of Mana

Colosseum Coin Collector
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Colosseum Medallion of Honor

Casino Update
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Grand Casino Chest
  • Grand Casino Key Icon.png
Grand Casino Key

Hisham al-Evv Update
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Olthoi Veteran's Medal

Hurnmel the Smith Update
  • Ancient Emblem of Mhoire Icon.png
Ancient Emblem of Mhoire

Lord Mhoire Quest Update
  • Lord Cynreft's Ancient Emblem of Mhoire Icon.png
Lord Cynreft's Ancient Emblem of Mhoire

Lady Mhoire Quest Update
  • Lady Tairla's Ancient Emblem of Mhoire Icon.png
Lady Tairla's Ancient Emblem of Mhoire

Blighted Weapons
  • Blighted Atlatl Coin Icon.png
Blighted Atlatl Coin
  • Blighted Axe Coin Icon.png
Blighted Axe Coin
  • Blighted Bow Coin Icon.png
Blighted Bow Coin
  • Blighted Claw Coin Icon.png
Blighted Claw Coin
  • Blighted Crossbow Coin Icon.png
Blighted Crossbow Coin
  • Blighted Dagger Coin Icon.png
Blighted Dagger Coin
  • Blighted Mace Coin Icon.png
Blighted Mace Coin
  • Blighted Spear Coin Icon.png
Blighted Spear Coin
  • Blighted Staff Coin Icon.png
Blighted Staff Coin
  • Blighted Sword Coin Icon.png
Blighted Sword Coin
  • Blighted Wand Coin Icon.png
Blighted Wand Coin

  • Blighted Atlatl Icon.png
Blighted Atlatl
  • Blighted Axe Icon.png
Blighted Axe
  • Blighted Bow Icon.png
Blighted Bow
  • Blighted Claw Icon.png
Blighted Claw
  • Blighted Crossbow Icon.png
Blighted Crossbow
  • Blighted Dagger Icon.png
Blighted Dagger
  • Blighted Mace Icon.png
Blighted Mace
  • Blighted Spear Icon.png
Blighted Spear
  • Blighted Staff Icon.png
Blighted Staff
  • Blighted Sword Icon.png
Blighted Sword
  • Blighted Wand Icon.png
Blighted Wand

Updated Items

New Titles


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New Creatures

Fire Elemental Icon.png Fire Elemental

Human Icon.png Human

Moarsman Icon.png Moarsman

Slithis Icon.png Slithis


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Known Issues

  • Empyrean Enlightenment (+60 Arcane Lore) is being overridden by Incantation of Arcane Enlightenment Self (+45).
  • Level VIII attribute spells such as those on the Aerbax armor set override the +50 Beer attribute buffs (despite being less, +45).
  • Combining Quill of Introspection + Ink of Nullification + Glyph of Item Enchantment creates a level VI scroll Nullify Item Magic, using the scroll verifies that is what it says it is (if you already have the dispel item 6 spell says You already know that spell). So the components are lost.
  • Casino Upgrade
    NoWorries let us know that part of the casino upgrades mentioned in the release notes, monster fights, did not make it into this update.


To give a heads up the monster fights did not make it in this month, didn't want players to get in and kill themselves trying to find them. The races are in and the monster fights are currently planned to make it in for next month.

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AC Quality Assurance
  • The Mana Conversion Self 8 scroll actually contains the Mana Conversion Self 7 spell. (Example of scroll).
  • Vissidal and Freebooter Sclavii were accidentally given far more effective shields and weapons as part of a graphics update. Melees and archers now do little damage to them, and one sclavus weapon (the dagger) has such a high melee D mod that melees virtually can't hit them.


Hotfix - Sept 30, 2008

Frelorn gave us a heads up on what's expected to be fixed in this month's hotfix.


Here is the list of things getting fixed in today's update:

  • Knight to Lord NPCs fixed. Players will now be able to progress properly.
  • The Grand Casino chest will now include the correct Mana Shard as a possible drop.
  • Fixed an issue with the Carenzi races that would cause the races to sometimes stop.
  • Adjusted value of Blighted Weapons tokens to 200K.
  • Fixed display name of Glyph of Health Regeneration.
  • Set Rand's Brewery enchantments to supersede level 8 spells.
  • Fixed Mana Conversion Mastery Self 8 scroll, which was only teaching the level 7 spell.
  • Fixed description of level 8 Revitalize spells to match effect.
  • Lord Grymar's granted title fixed.
  • Sea Invasion forts spawns have been adjusted.
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